Last year got away from me.
Before I knew it, I was chasing after the days, and never seemed able to catch up. I felt perennially behind, and making time for who and what mattered, including time for myself, felt always just beyond my reach. It isn’t a way I’d choose to live, and yet chosen it I had.
Not this year.
In order to do it differently, the idea of front loading comes to mind. To front load an enterprise is to commit a large portion of energy and resources at the beginning in order to set that enterprise up for success.
January is my month to front load the enterprise that is 2019.
To look out over the year and build in time for who and what matters, including time for myself.
To look out over the year and build in margins and open space.
To lay the foundation for the work I will offer in the world this year.
To identify the filters through which I will run my decisions.
To practice the discipline of taking a birds eye view of my calendar.
To remember that just because there’s nothing scheduled doesn’t mean that time is available.
To take time at the beginning of the year to envision what it will mean to end it well.
The amount time I have in this new year won’t change.
How I steward it can.